Embark on a charming cruise to Scotland this winter
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is renowned for offering classical cruising experiences on traditional vessels. Each ship is free from amenities such as climbing walls, nightclubs, bumper cars and other features that you might have heard about onboard larger vessels. This experience is all about enjoying a calm atmosphere with attentive service, sublime cuisine, enriching port talks and plenty opportunities to partake in card games with friends.
This December, guests will be able to enjoy this unique onboard atmosphere aboard a six-night roundtrip sailing to the cities of Scotland. Sailing out of London Tilbury, you will spend a full day at sea before arriving in pristine Invergordon, followed by calls into the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and the vibrant city of Dundee. Cruises from the UK takes a closer at what you can expect to be able to enjoy in each of these wonderful destinations.
Invergordon may not be the most recognisable destination on the itinerary, but your visit will certainly leave you with many happy memories. Offering a gateway to the Scottish Highlands, you will be mesmerised by the surrounding scenery and historical landmarks on offer. The area is home to an array of charming historical castles with lush green gardens – all of which will lead you on a journey of intrigue.
If you would rather stay in the town, you will be able to enjoy a charming tour of the town which offers many quaint local shops. There are also a number of murals painted on the sides of buildings, with many vibrant and colourful depictions to admire.
No journey to Scotland would be complete without seeing the nation’s historic capital, which is filled with fascinating historical landmarks and warm, welcoming locals. There is so much to see and do in this city, but obvious landmarks worth visiting include Edinburgh Castle and the Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Alternatively, you can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Water of Leith or enjoy a short climb up Calton Hill, which offers great views over the city. You can also admire the city from above at the unique Camera Obscura, where light from above is focussed on a large dish in a dark room below. Shopaholics will enjoy the offering available on the Royal Mile in the Old Town, which boasts many traditional souvenir shops.
Despite being Scotland’s fourth largest city, Dundee is a relatively young settlement with only 800 years of history. That being said, there are a number of significant historical landmarks worth visiting including the 15th century Broughty Castle and the Howff.
Dundee has grown into a modern cultural hub in recent years, which was acknowledged by UNESCO after recognising the city as the UK’s first City of Design. This underlines the level of dynamic creativity taking place within the city, with the waterfront undergoing a vast redevelopment project in recent years. Furthermore, Dundee is also home to a range of renowned galleries, theatres and exhibition centres – all of which are well worth exploring.
The Scottish Winter Warmer cruise will commence aboard Black Watch, which is set to depart out of London Tilbury on the 1st December 2017. This short six-night sailing offers a fabulous opportunity to see some of the most charming sites that Scotland has to offer. You will also be able to enjoy the warm comfort of Black Watch, which is the smallest of the Fred. Olsen fleet and offer a distinctively relaxing onboard atmosphere.
To book a cabin on board this fabulous cruise or to find out about the full range of Fred. Olsen cruises departing from UK ports, contact us via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.